Happy birthday, Bing! Microsoft’s search service is now five years old, and the search engine has evolved from a standalone web platform to being at the core of several key products including Cortana, the digital voice assistant. And to celebrate the occasion, the software titan has rolled out a gallery — a huge...

So then, the big week has come and gone. Microsoft had a lot to live up to at BUILD 2014, and it did. From our first looks at Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana, to the news that the Start Menu will be returning in a future update, to a showing of Office Metro, this sure was a week for the history pages. Here are the...

April 4, 1975 was the big day when Bill Gates and Paul Allen officially founded what was to become the Redmond software empire. Today, Microsoft celebrates its 39th anniversary. Microsoft already has history page up on its official website, that highlights its years of existence, and much has been written on the...

Ten year anniversaries are always special. And Microsoft wants to make the tenth birthday of Skype even more special by giving away free goodies to every Skype user. Free goodies in this case being 30 minutes of free WiFi access — two pulses of 15 minutes each — to be used on any of its two million hotspots around the...

Time for another celebration! Microsoft announced Outlook.com exactly one year back. The web-based email service launched as a public preview, before officially launching in February 2013. Since then there has been no looking back — none at all. Microsoft soon pulled the plug off the popular Hotmail brand, and took on...

Open Tech is one of the most inspiring new divisions at Microsoft. Exactly one year ago the software titan decided to launch a new subsidiary to handle open standards and open source projects. And it just turned one year old, very recently. Microsoft has, in the past few years, bet heavily on working with open source...